Sophie Reade hotness waiting at the bus stop and seemingly encouraging greater environmental responsiblity inspires this quick peek at all the important transit links for today. Take a peek:
Rolling Toward Electric Car Future
With Tesla increasing its fleet, the company is placing a bigger priority on building out its charging network, including in Missouri and Kansas. The company has more than 5,400 Supercharger stations, but by year's end, it plans to boost that number to more than 10,000.
Urging Golden Ghetto Caution
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The construction zone on eastbound I-435 between Quivira and Metcalf continues to worry officials. Not because of the construction itself, but the countless drivers who continue to speed through the area. Although the speed limit is 55, many construction workers and drivers have felt their lives have been at risk of the rampant speeding.
The 71 Speedway Sorta Returns
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- You can expect to see new signs go up along part of 71-Highway as early as this week, which will signal an increase in the speed limit. The impacted section includes 71-highway from Three Trails Crossing to just south of 75th Street.
Celebrate More Toy Train Eco-Devo
A Kansas City Council committee gave the green light Wednesday to a $25 million hotel project that would be built without incentives next to the downtown streetcar route. The full council votes Thursday. The Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee endorsed the development plan for a 132-unit Hampton Inn & Suites at 16th and Main streets.
Bus Stop Conversation
By Paul Thompson KANSAS CITY, Missouri - This week on the Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson will discuss the new app-based transit service RideKC Freedom with Kansas City Area Transportation Authority CEO Robbie Makinen. The service is built around the paratransit community in Kansas City, but when the app goes live on May 1, it will also be available to the general public.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .